Earlier this week Nick Collins sent out a couple of tweets indicating his desire to return to the NFL.
Since his neck injury and spinal surgery in 2011, Collins has almost always maintained he can play again, while teams have seemed reluctant to risk Collins's health.
Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee spoke with Collins regarding Collins's NFL future and his recent tweets.
“My whole purpose of doing what I did on Twitter, I wanted to remind everybody I’m still out there and I’m willing to play given the opportunity....That was the whole purpose of my Tweets on Monday. Just to say, ‘I’m ready, I’m 100 percent healed.’"
Collins realizes that a return to the Packers might be far fetched.
“The only doctor that was really unsure was Dr. McKenzie [Packers Team Physician]. He wasn’t quite sold on the idea of me playing for the Packers anymore....I’ve been trying to get that opportunity for two years now and no one seems to want to take that chance. But I’m ready if anybody is willing. I guess it’s all about just getting the teams to understand the [idea] of me coming back. They can bring me in, they can get their own doctors to look at me, they can do their own evaluation and we can go from there. If they say we can roll with it, I’ll take that chance.”
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